Ms. Nelson's Class News

Week of October 5th

Learning Targets:


I appreciate everyone who has shown interest in volunteering. I have set up an online schedule where you can sign up for specific days and times. I have made 3 different categories reading centers, math olympiad and miscellaneous jobs.

Please, be sure to check with the front office that your TB test is updated before volunteering. Thank you!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Donations- Wish List

Our class is in need of a few items if you can donate please see the list below :)

  • Paper Mate Flair Pens- black
  • Clipboards
  • Prize box items

Parents: Speak Up – Your ideas are important to us!

Open October 1st – December 18th, 2015

Be a part of the conversation! Starting on Oct. 1st we will be participating in the Speak Up national research project. Speak Up is the first survey designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. As key stakeholders, Speak Up provides parents with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child(ren)’s school and district about key issues impacting their child(ren)'s education. Since 2003, Speak Up has collected and shared the views of nearly 4 million students, teachers, and parents from all 50 states, as well as internationally. By participating in Speak Up, parents are expressing their views to a wider audience of local, state, and national policy makers as well as the business community—and contributing to the national dialog about science, technology, and preparing students for the 21st century workforce.

The online survey is open to students, educators and parents; it’s quick and easy to get involved. To take the survey visit: and click the blue parents enter here button!


All kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass at This pass provides free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!

To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates the White House in partnership with the Federal Land Management agencies, launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their federal public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-2016 school year.

The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 2015-2016 school year, until August 31, 2016. Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting


Everything you need to know about this year's Gold Medal Reading program can be found on Mrs. Mumby's webpage She showed the students this page and how to log books last week. Mrs. Mumby has challenged the students to be on Level 1 (300 pages) by Friday, October 23rd in order to be eligible for a Halloween Trick or Treat.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Wed. Oct. 7: Walk to School Day (

Thurs. Oct. 8 @ 12pm-9pm: Sammy's Family Night (portions of each meal go to Solana Pacific!)

Fri. Oct. 23: Box Top Collection due date-send in Box Tops!

Fri. Oct. 23: Gold Medal Reading Level 1 Trick or Treat challenge due date